My love for the law began early on. When I was a law student, I worked at a non-profit organization where I helped disabled and indigent individuals navigate the rigors of the legal system. Over the years, my love for the practice swelled. I also grew to recognize the sobering reality small practitioners, women, and minority attorneys face--as they are often overlooked by larger law firms.
As a woman and a minority, I’m passionate about creating and fostering a culture of acceptance and opportunity in the legal community. LexDock is my American dream to build a safe haven where all attorneys are able to practice law with dignity—and a place where businesses can feel confident that they are not only receiving top-notch legal services, they are helping talented attorneys jump start and boost their own businesses.
I believe the first step in affecting change in the world is awareness and education. Below are some helpful resources in learning more about historical hurdles faced by women and minorities in the practice of law, and why LexDock is committed to answering in-house counsels’ call for quality representation.
This article details the anatomy of a supply chain cyberattack, explores the existing state of supply chain protective contractual terms, and proposes actionable steps with a collective approach to guide legal professionals through their precarious endeavors.Read More
Tampa entrepreneur Abeer Abu Judeh has built a cloud-based platform to empower minority attorneys to conduct legal affairs. The platform called LexDock was launched in 2018, but it didn’t start taking off until 2019. It offers a legal concierge platform that features a cloud-based subscription software solution where businesses and organizations can conduct all of their legal affairs in one secure location.Read More
There are numerous “gameplays” to reduce risks when selecting and hiring a technology vendor. Whether you are able to accept a risk and to what extent are not always clear. Just know that, like in chess, your opening move to an IT deal can be your most powerful.Read More
One of legal technology’s best success story is how quickly and ably most law firms were able to make the transition. However, for some, remote appearances pose new challenges such as effective access to counsel, signal interruptions, authentication and privacy.Read More
It is estimated that, in 2020, cloud services spending will reach $266.4 Billion and will surpass $1 Trillion in 2024. With limitless cloud services options such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS), what are the legal considerations to keep in mind when developing your strategy to move your data and operations to the cloud.Read More
The race to innovate and dominate have never been more ferocious. Startups hustling on fumes and risking it all for the promise of a bite of the billion-dollar apple. Large organizations creating pompous labs and investing in fake startup type spinoffs to tighten their reigns over markets.Read More
Welcome to the second annual issue of Emerging Legal Technologies a aspecial supplementdeveloped by the business armof The National LawJournal In the pages that follow you’ll read proof ofsome of the leading technology companies thatare changing the ways that law firms and legal departments operate.Read More
Every day I look in the mirror and ask myself what I'm going to achieve next. Then I say, "Go get 'em." I never give up. Maybe I'm so persistent because I'm a Muslim who was born in a refugee camp in Palestine, and we had to work very hard to achieve little things.Read More
After graduating from law school, CWBA member, Abeer Abu Judeh worked a variety of positions in the legal profession. She clerked for a federal magistrate judge and then practiced in big law, government, non-profits, solo, and most recently as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company. That most recent role is where she recognized the struggle modern businesses have juggling a range of unrelated legal matters while engaging in a complex dynamic with outside counsel, so she decided to focus on a solution.Read More
As a business leader, you really can’t predict what legal services you are going to need. LexDock’s network of talented attorneys eliminates the need to make countless calls to your buddies to find the right lawyer. The fact that they also work to vet the attorneys and pre-negotiate their rates is a huge time-saver for the busy executive.
As Sr Exec with a former large Telecommunications Company, Travis experienced challenges in identifying the right attorneys to handle sophisticated legal matters. We ultimately got lucky and found a good lawyer to perform specialized IP legal work, but it was essentially that, pure luck!
Sr. Exec, Bay Area Technology Company
Even though I don’t have an internal legal team, with LexDock I feel supported by a network of talented practitioners who work together to serve as my on-demand legal counsel.
President, Singularity Networks
Within three months of her hire, Abeer saved me 80% on outside counsel spend for my supply chain contracts alone. She streamlined the contract review process, developed robust provisions and eliminated all the waste. By developing an innovative and proprietary legal affairs management software, she intends to bring a modern-day solution to the practice of law. With her savvy business acumen, I am confident that businesses will observe a notable return on investment in no time.
Carl Baranowski, Esq.
VP & General Counsel, University Health System
Having worked closely with Abeer on countless technology agreements, I was impressed with her attention to the fine legal print and keen understanding of my overarching technology and business needs. She is an innovator unbound by the constraints of the outdated ways of practicing law.
VP & Chief Information Officer, SCL Health